Uganda Cranes defensive midfielder Khalid Aucho was dismissed from the Camp for failure to adhere to the National team Code of Conduct set by FUFA.
The Cranes are preparing for two crucial 2022 AFCON Qualifiers against Burkina Faso on Wednesday 24 March in at St. Mary’s stadium in Kitende and away to Malawi on Monday 29 March.
It is said that on arrival, Aucho refused to board the official means of transport organised to pick him from Entebbe International Airport to the team camp at Cranes Paradise Hotel-Kisasi.
The player’s club Misr El Makkasa and Egypt Football Association were duly informed about the decision and a return air ticket was issued to him for his travel back to Egypt.
However Aucho has issued a statement of apology over the incident saying; “Am remorseful and I take full responsibility for the mistakes that led to my suspension from the national team camp for the forthcoming AFCON qualifiers against Burkina Faso and Malawi.”
“I regret my actions and am ready to put this chapter behind me as it’s a dream to represent my country. To FUFA, fellow players, fans, family and friends; I can only say I’m sorry.”
“I also accept the fact that many of you will not believe my aplogy or anything that I say at this point but this is my only official statement and it’s from the bottom of my heart. I wish the Uganda cranes success in the two encounters and I hope for the best. See you soon.”